Nine graduates of the Class of 2013 share their plans for the future and the Cornell experiences that helped them along the path.
Soprano Lisa Hearne, professor of music, and Joyce Strabala, instructor of piano, will give a recital on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Ringer Recital Hall of Armstrong Hall at Cornell College. The program includes Hermit Songs by Samuel Barber, The Promised Land, a new work of American spirituals by Gwyneth Walker, art songs in French and German, and songs from musical theater.
David Hilmers ’72, a doctor and former astronaut, will be on campus to give a talk titled “Space is not the Final Frontier.”
Hilmers will talk about his experiences in the Marines, at NASA, as well as in medicine and medical missions.
Ken Morris, director of Intercultural Life at Cornell College, will be one of the inaugural Diversity Focus Fellows. Morris, who has worked at Cornell for six years, will run a community website and blog about the African-American community in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City corridor.
One member of the Cornell community was fatally injured and another injured in a car accident Saturday night, March 23.
Madison “Addie” Hubert, a first-year student from Colorado, was killed in the accident on Highway 1 south of Mount Vernon.
Sophomore Colin Bertucci was injured in the accident and is listed in stable condition at an Iowa City hospital. Colin is not receiving visitors at this time.
Cornell College President Jonathan Brand was interviewed about what makes Cornell special, and about the college’s strategic planning process.
Charles Vernoff, who taught religion at Cornell College from 1978 until 2006, died March 11 at his home in West Hollywood, Calif. He was 71. Vernoff was named emeritus professor of religion at his retirement.
He was best known for his courses Mysticism East and West, The History and Theology of the Holocaust, and Contemporary Jewish Literature, and as a scholar and outstanding classroom teacher.
Christopher Essex, a professor in the department of applied mathematics at the University of Western Ontario, will speak at Cornell College on March 21. He will talk about “When Scientific Technicalities Matter.”
Melinda Green, associate professor of psychology at Cornell College, has been appointed to the Iowa Board of Psychology. The board evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify, establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensed psychologists and investigates complaints for unprofessional conduct.
Cornell College has hired Colleen Murphy as the new Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission, effective July 1. Murphy works as Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing at Greensboro College in Greensboro, N.C., and as a consultant for Noel-Levitz. She has been involved with marketing and higher education for nearly 20 years.